The Nationals have two evening starts against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday and Saturday in Games 1 and 2 of the NLDS, thus avoiding the potential trouble caused by D.C.'s Metro system sending fans home early because of a 12 a.m. closing time. That is, for now.
The Nats certainly hope to play many more home games this October on their way to a World Series, and if they do advance, or play a Game 5 against the Dodgers, the problem could crop back up. The players themselves have taken notice.
Max Scherzer sounded off on the issue to 106.7 The Fan last week. Now, Bryce Harper has shared his opinion to CSN Mid-Atlantic:
"I hope everybody takes an Uber and doesn't take the train. Once the train leaves at 11:30, our stadium is empty. Hopefully that doesn't happen."
The Nationals clearly want their fans to stick around to the end and seem to place blame more on the transit system. Both of their biggest stars have spoken up.
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